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June 25, 2014

King Samir Shabazz Said To Be Arrested On “Gun Related Charges”

New Black Panther Party (NBPP) National Field Marshall King Samir Shabazz was arrested “on alleged probation violations and gun related charges” according to former NBPP leader Malik Zulu Shabazz.samir-shabazz-arrested-new-black-panther-malik

While the details of his reported arrest are still unclear, Samir Shabazz was previously arrested in June 2013 in New York for carrying a loaded, unlicensed firearm and illegally wearing body armor.

In an online radio interview on June 17, Shabazz, whose former name is Maruse Heath, announced that on July 5 he would be speaking in Charlotte, North Carolina, and that he intends to start a Charlotte chapter of the NBPP.

In the same interview, Shabazz ranted about the “damn lying bastard, the white man,” stating, “I don’t plan on committing no damn suicide. Damn it, I’m preparing for some homicide, on my enemy.”

Such violent rhetoric is nothing new for Shabazz, who pub­licly stated that NBPP mem­bers should press their uni­forms so the crease could “cut that cracker’s throat in half and watch his head roll down the street.”

In an August 2012 NBPP online radio broad­cast, he went on a vicious tirade describ­ing white nurs­eries and churches as legit­i­mate tar­gets for bombing stating “You’re going to have to go into the God damn nurs­ery and just throw a damn bomb in the damn nurs­ery and just kill every­thing white in sight that ain’t right,” and “Well we gonna throw a bomb in that God damn church, burn up the cracker, burn up the cracker Jesus, and burn up some cracker white supremacy.”

In 2009, Shabazz was impli­cated in a U.S. Depart­ment of Jus­tice suit after a voter intim­i­da­tion inci­dent while he was head of the NBPP’s Philadel­phia chapter. Additionally, he was arrested and released in 2008 for dis­or­derly con­duct after he and oth­ers inter­rupted a rally in Atlantic City.

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June 25, 2013

King Samir Shabazz, NBPP National Field Marshal, Arrested On Weapons Charge

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King Samir Shabazz

Update: New Black Panthers Respond To King Samir Shabazz’s Arrest

New Black Panther Party (NBPP) National Field Marshal King Samir Shabazz was arrested on June 20 in New York City for carrying a loaded, unlicensed firearm and the illegal wearing of body armor.

Shabazz, who has a tattoo on his face that reads “Kill Whitey,” is currently being held on $75,000 bail and will appear in Manhattan Criminal Court on June 26. The NYPD stopped Shabazz on his way out of a NBPP meeting about the group’s planned “Million Youth March” 15th anniversary rally, which is scheduled take place in Harlem on September 7.

Two days after Shabazz was arrested, the NBPP held a “Stop the Attack on the Million Youth March: Free King Samir Shabazz Support Rally” at Sylvia’s Restaurant. According to the NBPP website, the rally included New York City Councilman Charles Barron and Professor Leonard Jeffries of the City College of New York as keynote speakers.

Known for his rants that call for violence, Shabazz has publicly stated that NBPP mem­bers should press their uni­forms so the crease could “cut that cracker’s throat in half and watch his head roll down the street.” In an August 2012 NBPP online radio broadcast, he went on a vicious tirade describing white nurseries and churches as legitimate targets for bombing.

The NBPP describes Shabazz’s arrest as an “attempt to stop the major organizing efforts of the Million Youth March 15 year anniversary and slow down the progress of the production of Black nationalism.” They call on all “oppressed dark people of the planet” to “fight the efforts of the white devils and Black Sambos by any means.”

Shabazz, whose real name is Maruse Heath, was previously arrested and released in 2008 for disorderly conduct after he and others interrupted a rally in Atlantic City. In 2009, Shabazz was implicated in a U.S. Department of Justice suit after a voter intimidation incident  while he was head of the NBPP’s Philadelphia chapter.

Shabazz is not the first NBPP leader to be arrested for weapons charges in recent years. In March 2012, Hashim Nzinga, NBPP Chief of Staff, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after trying to pawn a semi-automatic handgun.

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